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Dr. Jay Park
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Could liver function tests reveal autoimmune hepatitis?

Could liver function tests reveal autoimmune hepatitis?

Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in autoimmune hepatitis. This is a non- specific test. If the liver function tests are elevated additional diagnostic tests will be necessary. The anti smooth muscle antibody is one of the most important in pointing to this diagnosis. Tests for other liver diseases such as hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis are usually part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Hepatitis Panels: Liver function tests are not really used to diagnose viral hepatitis, but elevated ast, alt, ggt, alkaline phos, bili can indicate "something" is wrong and needs evaluation::. Hepatitis panels for anti-bodies, core anti-bodies, and antigens for each of the different types of hepatitis (a, b, c, etc.) are used to indicate whether viral hepatitis is present and the severity/length of the infection. ...Read more

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Are HIV antibody tests accurate? Are hepatitis C antibody tests accurate?

Are HIV antibody tests accurate? Are hepatitis C antibody tests accurate?

Testing for Viruses: Yes. Of course. But, it does matter the timing of the tests and the length of time since the possible infectious exposure. ...Read more

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Will a hepatitis b vaccine elevated liver function studies?

Will a hepatitis b vaccine elevated liver function studies?

No: This should not happen as the vaccine has reactivity with your immune system, not your liver. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C cause liver failure?

Absolutely: Hepatitis c is the number one reason people need a liver transplant in the us. It is estimated that about a third of people with hepatitis c will eventually develop severe liver damage. But it can take 20 to 40 years for cirrhosis to develop. The most important things to do are to stop drinking alcohol and discuss your need for treatment, taking into account all the new drugs in development. ...Read more

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How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

Different causes: One is caused by alcohol and the other is caused by a virus which infects the liver, hepatitis b and c are the most common causes of chronic viral hepatitis. As both of these affect and damage the liver they may have similar symptoms such a jaundice and evenually cirrhosis. The treatment however would be different. Having a viral hepatitis and drinking would speed the progression of the damage. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b cause liver failure?

Can hepatitis b cause liver failure?

Yes: Chronic hepatitis b can cause the liver to develop severe scarring from the longstanding inflammation the virus causes. The scarring, commonly referred to as cirrhosis, can be progressive such that more and more liver function is lost to scarring. Eventually there are too few healthy liver cells to remove toxins from the body and liver failure happens, usually over a period of years. ...Read more

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What are liver function test results if hepatitis?

Hepatitis which?: Your question does not make any sence.There are different hepatitis, a, b, c.Non abc liver functiobn test only tell us if there is elevation of liver enzymes indicating for more tests tests are sgot, SGPT and alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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Advia hep. C antibody +,HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep. C antibody -, HCV RNA -. 2 hep C Ab Verification tests-.Can above person donate blood?

Advia hep. C antibody +,HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep. C antibody -, HCV RNA -. 2 hep C Ab Verification tests-.Can above person donate blood?

May be: You ought to disclose these results to the blood bank so that they may make a determination on your eligibility to donate along with other health factors. I commend you for considering doing your civic duty. ...Read more

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Are the HIV and hepatitis C tests accurate?

Are the HIV and hepatitis C tests accurate?

Yes: The current generation of antibody tests are very accurate but active disease requires checking the actual viral count by pcr based testing methods for quantification. ...Read more

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Fatty liver had shingles and mono. 3 blood tests high AST and alt. Now hep panel. What's wrong?

Fatty liver had shingles and mono. 3 blood tests high AST and alt. Now hep panel. What's wrong?

Did you have c pox?: Fatty liver........Lose some weight mono...Common shingles after mono, in theory mono could have had a neg effect on you immune system and you got shingles from previous c pox or from vaccine. You need ebv quantitated pcr and check for hep a, b and c. ...Read more

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Advia hep.C antibody +, HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep C Ab -, HCV RNA -. 2 Hep C Ab Verification tests -.Is Advia hepC Ab test false positiv

Advia hep.C antibody +, HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep C Ab -, HCV RNA -. 2 Hep C Ab Verification tests -.Is Advia hepC Ab test false positiv

Without more info: and only the data you submitted in your question, I would put it together the way you did: the first Advia hepC Ab test was a false positive. I presume other experts who arranged your follow-up testing have suggested the same interpretation. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Will a hepatitis test show any kind of hepatitis, including alcoholic hepatitis?

Will a hepatitis test show any kind of hepatitis, including alcoholic hepatitis?

No: "hepatitis tests" are tests for viral hepatitis, the most common of which are A (infectious hepatitis), B and C (but there are others). There is no specific test for alcoholic hepatitis, but there are certain patterns of liver enzymes that are more typically seen with alcohol-related damage. A liver biopsy can show changes consistent with alcohol, but these are also seen with diabetes and obesity ...Read more